Monday, August 1, 2011

Don't Mess With Summit: Studio Names Alleged Hacker

Summit has named the person it says is responsible, for stealing dozens of key Breaking Dawn images that later ended up on the internet.

Per The Hollywood Reporter:

Summit's release ID's Daiana Santia of Argentina as having been involved in a group that stole photos, unfinished images and video of Breaking Dawn, which will be released in two parts beginning in November. Summit's four-continent crusade involved the services of investigation firm Kroll Inc. and law firm Keats McFarland & Wilson, which located Santia and others in the northern Argentina town of Posadas. Civil actions have been filed in the U.S. and Argentina, along with a criminal action in Santia's home country.

“While we very much appreciate the legions of committed fans of the franchise and encourage them to create community online, we cannot ignore that property was stolen,” says David Friedman, Summit's executive vp and general counsel. “It is not fair to the majority of fans that want to see the final chapter of the Twilight Saga film franchise fully realized by the filmmaker and dedicated cast and crew to have these images out and available on the Internet.”

Twilight Lexicon obtained the actual court document and offered a few more details about the case. We'll keep you posted as the case develops.

1 comment:

  1. I am always amazed at just how these people manage to steal film and so far have gotten away with it.
    Kudos for catching them this time, I say prosecute to the fullest extent of the law.